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A Legacy of Spies: A Novel

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The undisputed master returns with a riveting new book—his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years 

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications.
 
Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own intense story, John le Carré has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carré and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters old and new.
An Amazon Best Book of September 2017: John Le Carré, who you may know from the classic George Smiley spy novels, has returned after 25 years to bring us The Legacy of Spies, an interweaving of past and present storylines that allows new readers a way into these (I’m going to say it… perfect ) thrillers and will have longtime fans swooning. I have loved the Smiley series since I first read book one, so I was more than apprehensive when I heard Le Carré was reigniting the storyline with ‘Legacy’ after so many years (needlessly as it turns out). Peter Guillam, Smiley’s most prized assistant, returns with both grace and vengeance as he evaluates life and the lies he has created to survive. Readers don’t need to have read the past titles to understand or enjoy ‘Legacy’, but I guarantee you will want to go back and start at the beginning as soon as you turn that final page. –Penny Mann

Author

John le Carré

Binding

Hardcover

EAN

9780735225114

EAN List

9780735225114

ISBN

0735225117

Item Dimensions

931, hundredths-inches, 631, hundredths-inches, 107, hundredths-inches

Label

Viking

Languages

English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

Manufacturer

Viking

Number Of Items

1

Number Of Pages

272

Product Group

Book

Publication Date

2017-09-05

Publisher

Viking

Release Date

2017-09-05

Studio

Viking

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